What a fabulous response!!  We are thrilled to present to you, the winners of the 2017 National Homeschool Art Contest.

To all of you out there, keep drawing, keep painting and keep giving God the glory!

All entries were judged according to this rubric:

  1. Design/Composition
  2. Craftsmanship/Skill
  3. Creativity
  4. Aesthetics
  5. Meets Criteria/Interpretation of Theme

Judges and their bios are posted after the winning entries:

Winners for 6-8 the Grade Age Category

1st Place:  By Naomi from W.V., 7th Grade “Portrait Through Time “


2nd Place: By Gabriella from PA, 6th Grade “From Antiquity to Modernity”


3rd Place: By Claire from OH, 7th Grade “Horses Through History”


Winners for 3rd-5th Grade Age Category

1st Place: By Chase from TX, 5th Grade “Painting Class”


2nd Place: By Blake, from TX 3rd Grade “Art is Everywhere”


3rd Place: By Rebekah from OH, 5th Grade “Exploring the Museum”



Winners for K-2nd Grade Age Category

1st Place K-2: By Ethan from VA, 1st Grade “Artist Thinking About God Creating Earth”

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2nd Place K-2: By Amari from PA, 2nd Grade ” Castle of Death”

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3rd Place K-2: By  Michaela from FL, 1st Grade  “The Awesome Bridge”

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Aren’t they just fabulous!?   Each entry was a joy to look at and the judges spent hours pouring over the entries and discussing each piece.  Every participant should be proud of their work and we hope you enter again next year!  We wish you an excellent summer and a new school year full of inspiration, hoping you grow in your craft and skill.  Thank s to each of you for your  participation.


We also want to thank each of our generous sponsors who contributed excellent prizes for this contest.   Thank you !!!

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Thank you to our fabulous judging panel who generously donated their time and expertise for this contest.  Meet them below:

Georgia Franchetti:
GeorgiaGeorgia Franchetti is a homeschooling mother of six.  She and her husband, Matt, met as children in a homeschool group and have been involved in the homeschooling community for most of their lives.  Georgia studied art at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and studied costume design at Temple University and Penn State.  She has worked as a summer camp art instructor, mural painter, and seamstress.  Always eager to try new things, Georgia has made jewelry, dolls, prom dresses, quilts, and has recently been learning to crochet.  She occasionally teaches homeschool art classes from her home.


Marina Manns:
Marina has her BFA in Ceramics and also enjoys set design, drawing, painting and music.   Marina moonlights as a professional prankster, drummer and singer, but her full time gig is a home schooling mom of the cutest little army of 5 Manns boys.  Thus,  her medium is currently card board, chalk and play dough, with a focus in costume design.
Thomas Manns:


Tom has his BFA in painting.  He enjoys movies, video games, Star Wars and a very clean plate.  His creative ability manifests itself though carpentry, song writing and film making.  Most days you can find Tom enjoying his boys by creating amazingly complex Minecraft or Lego structures and spending time with his wife crafting giant cardboard replicas of things to leave on a friend’s porches.




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